Hi Vis clothing legislation

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Re: Hi Vis clothing legislation

Post by ol_750 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:46 am

HI VIS FAILURE...........
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Re: Hi Vis clothing legislation

Post by Bacca » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:18 am

Wonder what their answer to that is?
Maybe they just think it will be funny to see us riding in clown suits?????

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Re: Hi Vis clothing legislation

Post by Prof » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:42 am

Email recieved...
Hi everyone,
the signature numbers are climbing progressively,I'd like the assistance of as many people as possible to send this link...

http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/t ... compulsory
to one motorbike club or group in your area to ask them to have a read,pass it to their members.
We need to stop the vests because we'll all being dressed head to foot in hi-vis everytime we get on a motorbike or scooter!
Page 12/13 on clothing, Victorian Police Report 7th Sept 2011 Recommendation 2:The minimum wearing of five high visibility protective clothing items such as helmet,jacket,pants,gloves & boots

Thankyou all for signing so far,Angus Constable-Townsend
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Re: Hi Vis clothing legislation

Post by Bearcx » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:17 pm

Thanks Prof, beat me to it........
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Re: Hi Vis clothing legislation

Post by Aussiehard » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:51 am

PROTEST RUN 4
The PROTEST RALLY against:

1. The flouro vest law proposed by Victoria Police.

2. The compulsory boots, pants, jacket & gloves law proposed by Police.

3. The return of front number plates (and/or stickers or tags) proposed by several officials and Police.

4. Anti-association laws proposed by the Victorian Attorney General.

will go ahead.

WHEN: from NOON on Monday, October 29, 2012. That is the day after the Phillip Island GP so many riders will be in the state and a lot of media.

SPEECHES: 12.30 pm to 1 pm. Speeches will be kept short becaus many riders will have to get back to work.

WHERE: A'Beckett Street, Melbourne in the Elizabeth Street motorcycle precinct.

LAPS: After the speeches many riders will have to return to work. Those that don't can do laps of the city raise awarenress of motorcycles & scooters in traffic and the issues they face. Suggested route. Elizabeth Street, left in Collins, left in Spring past Parliament House, left in Victoria and left back into Elizabeth.

All usual road laws apply. Road safety is the highest priority.

Rides in from key points should be organised. Cranbourne to guide riders from the Phillip Island races is important as is Geelong, Melton, Sunbury, Campbellfield and Lilydale. Maybe Brunswick HOG could organise a ride from Highway 31? Petrol Stations are usually good assembly areas. I'll put the details here as organisers contact me.

The Scooter Association clubs are supporting the PROTEST.

Aussie flags and club banners should be flown proudly. They attract the media and show the public that we are united, well-organised and we care.

Damien Codognotto OAM
Spokesman
Independent Riders' Group
Melbourne
Tel: 03 9846 8621
http://damiencodognottooam.blogspot.com.au/

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Re: Hi Vis clothing legislation... update

Post by Prof » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:47 pm

The protest ride I believe was a bit of a fizzer with a very small turnout. Every bike rider who went on the Toy Run or any other major ride, but didn't attend this ride should not complain when unfair legislation is enacted...

Don't leave agitation and protesting to the few... that guarantees the Government won't listen!

Freedom is not automatic... it has to be fought for by everyone, every day.

This message is from Angus Constable-Townsend, who started the petition "The Hon. Terry Mulder MP Minister of Transport,Victoria: STOP the threat of Hi-ViS clothing for motorbikes made compulsory.," which you signed on Change.org.

Hi Everyone,
this news is excellent though it is important that we assist with keeping the pressure on with this petition supporting all the other bodies pushing for a positive result for two wheeled safety........

Just one of 64 suggestions in the 535-page Victorian report, which is also notable for not supporting hi-vis vests or front numberplates

The 18-month Victorian parliamentary inquiry onto motorcycle safety has finally delivered its report, with the Australian Motorcycle Council lauding the document as one which “will be a reference point across Australia in the coming years”. And the report is also notable for what’s not in it: there’s no support for hi-vis vests or front numberplates.

The 535-page report makes 64 suggestions, including:
That the motorcycle safety levy be abolished;
That an independent office of road safety data be created, which will be responsible for collecting, collating, interpreting, and publishing all data relevant to road safety, including motorcycle safety;
That an immediate program to improve inter-agency data cooperation and collaboration on motorcycle crash data be instituted by government agencies;
That VicRoads and the Transport Accident Commission treat off-road motorcycle safety no differently to that of on-road motorcycles;
That VicRoads includes motorcycle specific questions in its licence testing regime and motorcycle safety content in its training syllabus for learner and probationary car licence students;
That the Transport Accident Commission focuses its motorcycle safety advertising on redressing the attitude that responsibility for rider safety is solely attributable to the rider;
That a star rating system for protective clothing, which includes boots, gloves, jackets, pants and armour, be established… and be fully functioning within 36 months of the tabling of this report;
That VicRoads and the Transport Accident Commission investigate ways of improving motorcycle safety through behavioural change programs including changes to the car licence curriculum and road rules so that motorcyclists and the risks posed to them by other road users are highlighted; and
That the benefits and risks of filtering, as distinct for lane splitting, be reviewed with the aim of introducing filtering in Victoria.
"The 18-month inquiry had produced a report that will be a reference point across Australia in the coming years,” said Shaun Lennard, the chairman of the Australian Motorcycle Council.

"I try to avoid clichés, but this report is a game-changer -- not only for Victoria, Australia, and even extending across the OECD and developing countries.

"It has confirmed - but now in an official government report -- a number of the things we have known for many years. The lack of accurate data around motorcycle crashes was recognised at the 2008 Canberra Motorcycle and Scooter Safety Summit -- as is stated in the report. That's four and a half years ago, with little progress.

“The AMC has also been calling for MAIDS -- Motorcycle Accident In-depth Study --- research in Australia, and that’s in the report too.”

Lennard believes one of the most significant recommendations is the abolition of the safety levy, which is an annual charge payable by all motorcyclists.

“We've always held the view that it's unfair to make motorcycle riders pay for road safety improvements, when for all other road users it's provided from general revenue.

“Two things that have had more publicity than they deserved in the past six months do not feature in the report. There's no plan for front numberplates and no plan for high-vis clothing. Let's stop talking about these things now -- they're simply not on the agenda."

The Victorian Government is required to table a response to the report within six months.

Regards Angus Constable-Townsend
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Re: Hi Vis clothing legislation

Post by Silent Grey Fellow » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:51 pm

Society and their pussy bullshit laws, they won't rest till the poxy joint is a total nanny state.

TO HELL WITH THE LOT OF THE DO GOODER PIECES OF CAT TURDS


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Re: Hi Vis clothing legislation

Post by Prof » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:34 am

Email received...
Hello All,

Please have a look at the blog and consider writing to the Herald Sun
and/or the Press Council about the paper's blatant vilification of
motorcycle & scooter riders in today's editorial.

www.damiencodognottooam.blogspot.com

www.heraldsun.com.au

editor@heraldsun.com.au

info@presscouncil.org.au

Damien Codognotto OAM
Independent Riders' Group
Melbourne
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Re: Hi Vis clothing legislation

Post by Prof » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:08 am

Email received...
Hi Riders,
I'd like to thank each & every one of you for assisting with this petition displaying our support for the ongoing push against making riders wear fluro gear,
I'm now going to close the petition with 9013 signatures,the original goal was 2000 but I changed it to 10000,9013 is awesome.
Thankyou again
Regards Angus Constable-Townsend

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